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Ex-Flying Eagles Stars Okpotu, Orkuma Join Qatar SC, Umm Salal SC From US Monastir

Ex-Flying Eagles Stars Okpotu, Orkuma Join Qatar SC, Umm Salal SC From US Monastir

Former Flying Eagles players, Anthony Okpotu and Moses Orkuma (both pictured above) have left Tunisian Ligue 1 club, US Monastir (USM) to join Qatar Stars League [Premier League] sides, Qatar SC and Umm Salal SC respectively, Completesports.com reports.

Tunisian popular sports news channel, Ettachkila.com, earlier on Monday reported the serious negotiations going on between the officials of USM led by president, Ahmed Belli, and the representatives of the Qatari clubs for the transfer of Okpotu and Orkuma, then confirmed later on their official Twitter handle that they were done deals. And the deals will be announced by the clubs soon.

Okpotu, according to the report, is joining Qatar SC for a fee of around $1.2million while Orkuma transfer fee will cost Umm Salal Sc about $500,000.

Okpotu and Orkuma, both former Flying Eagles midfielder and striker respectively, helped USM to win the 2019/2020 Tunisian Cup and finished third in the Tunisian Ligue 1.

Okpotu played for Moroccan club, Difaa El Jadida, last year on loan from Albanian side, KF Laci, before US Monastir signed him. Orkuma arrived the Tunisian club as a free agent after a stint at another Tunisian side, Stade Gabesien.

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Okpotu scored 13 Goals in 25 games to finish as the top scorer of the 2019/20 Tunisian Ligue 1. He was the top scorer in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) while starring for Lobi Stars.

Qatar SC finished eighth in the 2019/2020 Qatar Stars League, but are expected to be among the title contenders in the domestic competition after strengthening their squad with proven regular goal scorer, Okpotu.

Umm Salal Sc head coach, Aziz Ben Askar, hopes to bolster his team with the arrival of Orkuma for next season after finishing in a dismal 10th position in the 12-team Qatar Stars League in the 2019/2020 campaign.

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